ERIC Number: ED146854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Student Needs Survey Report.
Butler, Martha L.
A study was undertaken at the University of Arkansas to identify what problem areas may exist for students in general or for particular groups of students. The Student Needs Survey instrument was developed in the spring of 1976 for use in this study. It was designed to determine the extent of student needs in seven areas: academic, career choice, personal, racial discrimination, sex discrimination, health, and general. Students were chosen at random by a computer to participate. Every fourth black and every twentieth white student was selected. Surveys were mailed to 735 students, and 334 responses were received. The findings indicate that black students and students of lower socioeconomic groups in general have special needs that include social-emotional areas as well as those of skill development for academic success. Persons living in Greek housing seem to have more problems of major career choice and are more sensitive to sexual discrimination. Differences between men and women were evident only in the individual item analysis where content was more closely focused on. Extensive statistical tables, charts, and analyses are presented. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, Career Choice, College Students, Females, Fraternities, Health Needs, Individual Needs, Institutional Research, Males, Racial Discrimination, Research Projects, School Surveys, Sex Discrimination, Socioeconomic Status, Sororities, State Universities, Statistical Data, Student Needs, Tables (Data), White Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Office of Student Services.